Senior Category Semi-Finalists Announced at Netherlands Violin Competition

The 2022 Netherlands Violin Competition released the semi-finalists for their Davina van Wely and Oskar Back age categories

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Held every two years, the Netherlands Violin Competition, in Utrecht, Netherlands, aims to develop young violin talents under the age of 26.

The Semi-Finalists in the 14-17-year-old age Davina van Wely category are:

  • Olga Göschel (17)
  • Else Baas (16)
  • Zohra Jongerius (16)
  • Evy Hamers (16)
  • Joshua Tavenier (16)
  • Luca van der Waals (15)
  • Marcel Sutedja (14)
  • Diana Fakour Ghalati (16)

 

 

 

The Semi-Finalists in the 18-26-year-old Oskar Back age category are:

  • Emma Roijackers (26)
  • Lena ter Schegget (25)
  • Iris van Nuland (19)
  • Enzo Kok (19)
  • Salomé Bonnema (20)
  • Isabelle Kruithof(20)
  • Isobel Warmelink (25)
  • Hae Jin Park (25)

 

 

 

Held by the Stichting Nederlandse Vioolconcoursen, the Oskar Back category prize winner will receive €12,000 — plus a number of important performance opportunities.

In the Oscar Back category, the special prize for the best performance of the competition's newly commissioned work, "Suddenly Wobbly" by Martijn Padding, was awarded to Emma Roijackers.

In the Davina van Wely Prjss category, the special prize for the best performance of the competition's newly commissioned work, "Riffs" by Joey Roukens, was awarded to Joshua Tavenier.

Previous winners include: Janine Jansen, Liza Ferschtman, Jaap van Zweden, Emmy Verhey, Simone Lamsma, Rosanne Philippens, and Niek Baar.

The 14-17-year-old age category jury comprises: Elisabeth Perry (Chair), Maaike Aarts, Cindy Albracht, Sonja van Beek, Bas Treub, and Alessandra Sordo-Sanchez.

The 18-26-year-old age category jury comprises Susanne van Els (Chair), Guy Braunstein, Isabelle of Cologne, Maria Milstein, Daniel Rowland, Ed Spaniard, Tjeerd Top Tjeerd Top, and Patty Hamel.

The junior round finalists will be announced on Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16.

The Semi Final Round for the Senior Divisions will commence on Monday, January 17, 2022, and will be streamed LIVE here on The Violin Channel.